“There is no relationship between testosterone levels and being of a violent disposition.” Then what is it?
Manhood is not simply a matter of being male and reaching a certain age. These are acts of nature; manhood is a sustained act of character.
It is no easier to become a man than it is to become virtuous. In fact, the two are the same. The root of our old-fashioned word ‘virtue’ is the Latin word virtus, a derivative of vir, or man.
To be virtuous is to be ‘manly’.
-Wimps and Barbarians, by Terrence O. Moore
Whoever controls the images,
controls your self-esteem,
Whoever controls the history,
controls the vision.
Men are out, man-children are in — or so commentators and social scientists have been proclaiming. Rita Koganzon considers (and challenges) the arguments about “emerging adults” that Kay Hymowitz makes in her new book Manning Up.